Today marks my 16th book release. It is both bittersweet and surreal for me. I can't believe how far I've come since I pushed publish on my first novel, The Right Kind of Wrong three years ago. But it's bittersweet because as I mentioned in my last post, I've been out of the game for a while. But I worked really hard on this little love story and I'm so excited to share it with everyone.
This short story was originally meant for an anthology with a couple of other authors, but unfortunately, the anthology was cancelled. Instead of shoving the story on a hard drive, I knew it was something I wanted to share with others. And more than that - I wanted to give back to my readers who have been patiently waiting for more words from me.
The theme for the anthology had been "crazy love" and I've already done the crazy type of love story (ahem, Cupid & Valentine), so I wanted to do a new kind of take on that theme. I tried to think about what kind of love seemed crazy to me and one thing came out loud and clear: what if you had an amazing weekend with someone who seemed to understand you more than anyone else you'd ever met? What if you let that person go, but you always held onto the love you shared? It's pretty crazy to hold on for ten years.
I've amazed at what my characters teach me each time I sit down to write and revise them. Kinley and Smith taught me that sometimes, it doesn't matter what society tells you - love can happen fast and furious and turn one weekend into a life-changing experience. They taught me that sometimes, love has such an incredible hold on you that no one can live up to that person you know you're meant to be with. And they taught me it's always worth it to go after what you love.
I'm so excited to share THAT WEEKEND and as I mentioned - I wanted to reward my readers, so I'm giving the book away free to newsletter subscribers first. I hope you enjoy this little love story as much as I do. <3